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Is Land Grabbing Always What It Is Supposed to Be? Large-scale Land Investments in sub-Saharan Africa
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Development Policy Review, ISSN 0950-6764, E-ISSN 1467-7679, Vol. 33, no 4, 457-478 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The term land grabbing has recently attracted widespread, and sometimes agitated, attention, and its literature grows at exponential speed. At the same time, the concept remains little understood concerning both its meaning, magnitude and consequences and even who the grabbers are. Different attempts to define land grabbing appear to reflect ideological lenses and pre-defined positions rather than a genuine ambition to find out what is actually going on. Based on a comprehensive literature review, this article aims at presenting a more nuanced understanding of this disputed topic and therefore a less biased account of what land-grabbing and/or private investments in land represent.

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Wiley: 24 months , 2015. Vol. 33, no 4, 457-478 p.
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Investment; foreignisation; drivers; land availability; smallholders
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120233DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12118ISI: 000356670500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120233DiVA: diva2:842631
Available from: 2015-07-21 Created: 2015-07-20 Last updated: 2015-07-21

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